Background and topics
PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) and MPI (Message Passing Interface) have become the standard interfaces for high-performance parallel programming in the message-passing paradigm. EuroPVM/MPI is the most prominent meeting dedicated to the latest developments of PVM and MPI, their use, including support tools, and implementation, and to applications using these interfaces. The EuroPVM/MPI meeting also encourages discussions of new message-passing and other parallel and distributed programming paradigms beyond MPI and PVM.
The 16th European PVM/MPI Users' Group Meeting will be a forum for users and developers of PVM, MPI, and other message-passing programming environments. Through the presentation of contributed papers, vendor presentations, poster presentations and invited talks, attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences to contribute to the improvement and furthering of message-passing and related parallel programming paradigms.
Topics of interest for the meeting include, but are not limited to:
- PVM and MPI implementation issues and improvements
- Latest extensions to PVM and MPI
- PVM and MPI for high-performance computing, clusters and grid environments
- New message-passing and hybrid parallel programming paradigms, eg. with general purpose graphics processors
- Interaction between message-passing software and hardware
- Fault tolerance in message-passing programs
- Performance evaluation of PVM and MPI applications
- Tools and environments for PVM and MPI
- Algorithms using the message-passing paradigm
- Applications in science and engineering based on message-passing
Submissions on applications demonstrating both the potential and shortcomings of MPI and PVM are particularly welcome.
As in the previous years, the special session 'ParSim' will focus on numerical simulation for parallel engineering environments. EuroPVM/MPI 2009 will also hold the 'Outstanding Papers' session, where the best
papers selected by the program committee will be presented.